Items Tagged ‘colon polyps’

Colon cancer cured thanks to routine screening

March 6, 2019

Colon cancer cured thanks to routine screening

By uclahealth uclahealth

Kells Jesse, a production designer who lives in Venice, says that in recent years, he and his wife, Sylvia Castillo-Jesse, have made major lifestyle changes to prioritize their health. They optimized their nutrition and now eat a mostly vegan, plant-based diet; they incorporated more exercise into their routines; and last spring, they scheduled their routine […]

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Tags: Bob Hope Health Center, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colon polyps, colonoscopy, Dr. Mary Farid, patient story, The Checkup


Ask the Doctors - Do antibiotics increase the risk of colon polyps?

September 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do antibiotics increase the risk of colon polyps?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But “prolonged” meant “two weeks or more.” I had a couple of bacterial infections in a six-month timespan. How worried should I be? Antibiotics have undoubtedly revolutionized medicine, saving countless lives against multiple types of bacterial infections.  However, with antibiotics […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, bacteria, colon polyps, colonoscopy, Dr. Robert Ashley